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Afghan election turnout could be as low as twenty percent

Early estimates of turnout in the weekend Afghan elections are between 20 to 25 percent. If this is correct then this will be the lowest turnout since the 2001 invasion by the US and occupation of the country after the overthrow of the Taliban.

Op-Ed: Peace talks on Afghanistan in Qatar indefinitely postponed

The Qatari government which is hosting peace talks with the US, Taliban and Afghan representatives announced that the talks are postponed indefinitely as they never even started even though they were scheduled to begin earlier this week.

Four killed in protests against Afghan government in Kabul

Kabul - Protesters in the Afghan capital Kabul demanded the resignation of the president Ashraf Ghani's government after the recent devastating truck-bomb attack in the capital.

Op-Ed: Afghan election results not determined by voters

Kabul - Those in the west — including the US who keep the Afghan government functioning through their aid — are much relieved that a president has finally been chosen and the loser has become the "chief executive" of what will be a national unity government.

Rival Afghan candidates reportedly reach deal

Kabul - Rival candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani were said to be close to a power-sharing agreement back on Tuesday Sept. 16 but talks stalled in part because the two could not agree when the results of final vote audit should be released.

Op-Ed: Afghan presidential process again in turmoil

Kabul - One of two Afghan presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah, threatened to again derail the process brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry to solve the continuing crisis in choosing a president.

Op-Ed: Rival Afghan candidates assure NATO security bill will be signed

Kabul - Rival Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, assured NATO that they would form a "government of national unity". They also promised as they have in the past to sign a new joint security agreement.

In Afghanistan, power-sharing talks break down

Kabul - As Hamid Karzai was scheduled to step down today, September 2, as president of Afghanistan there is still no president to take his place. NATO is slated to discuss Afghanistan at a summit in Wales in two days time with no new Afghan president to attend.

Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of Afghan presidential audit

Kabul - The first deadline for the inauguration of the new Afghan president, August 25, has already passed. Now it seems the new Sept. 2 deadline will also be missed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has pulled out of the auditing process.

Afghan presidency still not settled

Kabul - Although August 25 was set as the date for inauguration of the new Afghan president the issue of who will be president is still not settled even after several months of recounts and audits of the votes subsequent to the summer vote.

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